Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced that theUnited States Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $513,900 in grants to Allen College, Clarke College and St. Ambrose University in Eastern Iowa. The grants will fund nurse faculty loan programs and scholarships for disadvantaged students through the end of June 2012. Each school received the following amounts:

Clarke College - Dubuque: $56,485

Allen College - Waterloo: $49,011

St. Ambrose University - Davenport: $408,404

"These schools have a reputation and tradition of excellence," Braley said. "And these grants will allow them to build and expand upon programs that are already extremely successful, helping to graduate qualified and successful students."

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